Maintenance, sustainability and extendibility in virtual and remote laboratories

Kara A. , Ozbek M. E. , Cagiltay N. E. , Aydin E.

World Conference on Educational Technology Researches (WCETR), Nicosia, CYPRUS, 5 - 09 July 2011, vol.28 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 28
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.134
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Keywords: Virtual and Remote Laboratory, Educational Technology, Distance Learning


This study presents discussions on sustainability of Virtual and Remote Laboratories (VRL), and provides challenges toward maintenance of VRLs. Technical and pedagogical issues in extension and sustenance of VRLs are discussed with the experiences of the authors gained in the development of a VRL system, European Remote Radio Laboratory (ERRL) platform. Moreover, the study presents actions to be taken in sustenance plan and expendability of VRL system with the advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and educational technologies along with the needs of educators and learners in formal education. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.